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A common Core

The University and the Town of Chapel Hill will share a common core in a little over two years. A $5 million arts venue called The Core@Carolina Square will occupy a space at the heart of the new Franklin Street development, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced May 27 at a Memorial Hall event. The venue…

‘The Civil War Day By Day’ comes to an end

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner, “Requiem for a Nun” A century and a half after the end of the American Civil War, a parallel project also has come to its conclusion. On April 26, 2015 – exactly 150 years after the surrender of Confederate troops at Bennett Place…

Loeb wins NCAA singles title

North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb defeated No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles National Championship on Monday afternoon. The seventh seeded player in the field, Loeb won in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, pinning the first loss on Zhao since March 22, and in the process, snapped a…

Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats

The students chat a bit as they take their seats and prepare to learn, just as usual. But instead of pencils and notebooks, they grab forks and plates. American Studies 375 – better known as “Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats” at UNC-Chapel Hill – isn’t your normal class. Here, ‘course’ also means appetizers, entrees and dessert.…

The family disease

Wanda (Lemna) O’Neal was four years old when her sister Nancy died. “I remember my father got a call from the hospital,” O’Neal said. “It was pneumonia, they told me. They said she choked.” This was 1966. Nancy was only eight years old, though she’d been sick most of her life. Doctors suspected that Nancy…

Serving those who serve

From executive development leadership courses for service members to a physician assistant degree program designed for returning veterans, the University of North Carolina has been dedicated to bringing education to the armed forces. May 12, Carolina announced two more impressive initiatives that will help service members and veterans succeed in the classroom — both on campus…

Inside Out art

TED talks are designed to spread ideas and inspire, usually in the form of short, powerful presentations that are under 18 minutes. And that’s just the effect French photographer JR’s talk had on UNC-Chapel Hill students Caroline Orr and Norman Archer. The two have teamed up to bring JR’s Inside Out photography project to Carolina.…

2014-15 — in pictures

The 2014-15 academic year at UNC-Chapel Hill was filled with ceremonies, innovations, groundbreaking research – and some memorable championships. Join us in taking a look back, in pictures…. Published May 18, 2015               Published May 18, 2015.

Guthridge was a quiet competitor

Note: Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge passed away May 12. He was 77 years old. Bill Guthridge was consistently portrayed as a quiet gentleman. The picture most Tar Heel fans will have of him is sitting slightly behind Dean Smith, perhaps leaning over to make a point to the head…

Guthridge was a quiet competitor

Note: Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge passed away May 12. He was 77 years old. Bill Guthridge was consistently portrayed as a quiet gentleman. The picture most Tar Heel fans will have of him is sitting slightly behind Dean Smith, perhaps leaning over to make a point to the head…